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This quote is from an educational leader attending the first day of Studer Education’s What’s Right in Education partner showcase. Day 1 of WRIE offered an opportunity for K12 leaders – school board members, superintendents, district department leaders, principals and lead teachers – from across the country to share the great work they do in school districts which results in aligned practices and increased student learning. Five takeaways from attendees following Day 1?

Effective Leaders are Key

Transparency creates Accountability

Round on Employees to enhance Employee Engagement

Survey Data are Great, but Need to Act on Results

Validate Team’s Vision and get Buy-in from Stakeholders

Leaders attending also shared in their takeaways that, “This [Evidence-Based Leadership] process works… is achievable and positive… [and] districts can customize strategies that best fit.” They noted the importance of getting the school board involved in setting goals and collaborating with the superintendent, and how Evidence-Based Leadership “starts with the school board and trickles down to the teacher level.”

Check out more takeaways from the #WRIE Twitter feed and continue the conversation on Twitter using the #WRIE or #EBLK12 hashtag.




What’s Right in Education 2013 was an opportunity for educational leaders to connect with other high performing educational leaders, and discuss how to set board and superintendent measures and cascade those across all levels of leadership in the district; identify what “right” looks like in service excellence; and become part of a district leadership collaborative.

Our mission at Studer Education is to provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the sixth straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.